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Horniman Butterfly House

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Butterfly House in the Horniman Gardens in summer 2017.

The Butterfly House will offer visitors an immersive experience, in a specially-planted indoor garden that will be home to a colourful range of free-flying, exotic butterfly species.

The Butterfly House complements the Horniman’s current Living Collections, including alpacas, jellyfish and bees in the Animal Walk, Aquarium and Nature Base.

Victoria Pinnington, our Director of Communications and Income Generation, says: ‘We’re thrilled to receive planning permission to create this wonderful new experience for our visitors. Butterflies are beautiful and fascinating creatures which play an important role in ecosystems around the world, and we can’t wait for our visitors to enjoy and learn about them close up. The Butterfly House will be an additional attraction in an underused part of the Gardens, making a day at the Horniman even more memorable.’

Following a successful planning application to Lewisham Council, work will begin with the demolition of an existing, unused building to make way for the glasshouse and surrounding landscaping.

Tickets to the Butterfly House will go on sale later in the year, in advance of the summer opening and Horniman Members will enjoy free, unlimited visits. 

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